University Correctional Health Care

Our Services...

Established in 2005 through inter-State agency agreements, UCHC and its staff of mental health professionals provide mental health and sex offender specific treatment services to the inmates, residents, and parolees of the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC), the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) and the State Parole Board (SPB). 

In October 2008, UCHC was awarded a contract expanding the organization’s responsibilities to include medical and dental health care services for the NJDOC inmate population. In January 2011, another contract expansion was awarded responsibility for the provision of medical services for the JJC resident population.  

Currently UCHC has cost-based service agreements with a total budget of approximately $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations and 1,000 individuals in ten SPB offices.

Our Mission...

University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in New Jersey criminal and juvenile justice systems.

We are committed to being leaders in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care within correctional environments, which is informed by research.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

Our Vision...

Become a leader in New Jersey for the advancement of physical and mental health within the criminal justice system.

Our Values...

  • Assure our care is accessible to all
  • Provide proven, medically necessary and integrated treatment
  • Effectively transfer treatment to new providers when patients are released from prison
  • Keep everyone safe
  • Respect our customers/patients
  • Work together
  • Manage our resources
  • Provide clinical education and training to professionals and students
  • Share lessons learned with the correctional health community

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